Get ready to level up this year by diving into some of the best self-help books that will help you make big changes in your life.
“We are not victims of our genes, instead we as human beings we are creators of our destiny”, as Dr Joe Dispenza, one of my favorite mentors and best selling authors mentions in his books.
I totally believe that happiness isn’t a gift of the universe. It isn’t luck. A big chunk of happiness is skill. A skill that we all have the ability and the mental capabilities to develop.
Finding inspiration seems challenging nowadays. Living in your comfort zone and sticking to bad habits does not help you improve yourself and make the most of life. If you seek happiness and success you have to take a step forward-take action developing good daily habits that serve you. One of them is reading self growth books.
A good book can change your life. This is well-known! Here is a list of my favorite self-development books (#6 changed my perception of life for good and made me appreciate the gift of life). So what’s your next book? Take a look on the list and pick the one that inspires you the most:
#1 Awaken The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
This book is the “bible for personal development”. The main message from the book is, that we have the power right now to control how we think, how we feel, and what we do. Anthony Robbins teaches us that anything we want or desire in our life, we have the power to achieve it.
You hold within you the power and the energy force to achieve all of your dreams – hence the title of the book “Awaken the Giant Within”.
#2 The Gifts of Imperfection Brené – Brown
Renee Brown’s Book the Gift of Imperfection will show you how to find your courage, rediscover your self-belief and self worth. For without these key essentials you wont be able to have a greater life. The Gift of Imperfection is about the lifelong journey.
This book takes you from the place where you are asking the question: “What will people think?” to the place where you are making the statement “I am enough”.
#3 Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich to help people overcome the physiological barriers that kept them from wealth.
According to Napoleon Hill money brings us stability, which brings relief to our life, which results in us feeling a sense of satisfaction and when we feel satisfied we have a sense of belonging –this does make us happy. When we are happy we are living a great life.
Napoleon Hill believes that key requirements to create wealth in your life are; self-belief, self-awareness, the motivation to succeed, direction, focus and a positive healthy relationship with money.
#4 Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day – Jay Shetty
In his new book, Jay Shetty, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
Combining ancient wisdom with the practicalities of today, Think Like a Monk provides essential guidance for traveling a balanced path to success. This book frees you from the hypnosis of social conditioning and helps you become the architect of your own life.
#5 The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – gary Chapman
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.
#6 Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon – Dr. Joe Dispenza
In his book Becoming Supernatural, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joe Dispenza outlines different practices and methodologies that common people can adopt to achieve supernatural transformations and experiences.
He brings together some of the latest and most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how everyday people can experience a more mystical life.
Using tools and disciplines ranging from cutting-edge physics to practical exercises such as a walking meditation, Dr. Joe offers nothing less than a program for stepping outside our physical reality and into the quantum field of infinite possibilities. This a book for everyone who desires a positive change in their life from inside out.
#7 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON’T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
#8 The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe— The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller.
Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions, and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.
In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
#9 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead to become better at handling adversity.
For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life.
But those days are over. “F*ck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are f*cked up and we have to live with it.” For the past few years, Manson–via his wildly popular blog–has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.
This is not a typical self-growth book, it’s an art of positive thinking!
#10 How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a bit older but still relevant. Are you struggling to maintain friendships or hoping to develop more meaningful connections? If yes, this book is for you.
You can go after the job you want–and get it! You can take the job you have–and improve it! You can take any situation–and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
Reading these 10 Self Help books will not give you the one and only ultimate answer you may seek as to how you can make a great life. They will, however give you advise, wisdom, knowledge, and the tools and strategies that will support and guide you on your journey to living a great life.